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How Learning “Math for Life” Can Help You Make Better Financial Decisions

by Miranda Marquit September 10, 2014

When I graduated with my Master’s in Journalism, I thought I was going to focus mainly on science writing. And, in truth, that’s what I did at first. I wrote for a physics web site, got a gig as a technology and science columnist for my local newspaper, and I even wrote some small pieces [...]

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Net Worth and Personal Worth – Does Money Define You?

by Miranda Marquit July 31, 2014

One of the things that has disturbed me recently is the fact that some of the people in my life attach an absurd amount of importance to money. Specifically, they measure someone’s worth as a person by his or her net worth. This disturbs me because, while I think that money can be a great [...]

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What You Spend Your Money on Matters: What Will Make You Happy?

by Miranda Marquit June 23, 2014

When it comes to money, it’s not so much how much you have that matters as what you do with it. Of course, we’re all different, so you have to figure out what works for you. But research does provide some hints about what is likely to make you happy when it comes to the [...]

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Personal Finance: Doing What Works for You

by Miranda Marquit May 2, 2014

One of the things I’ve come to understand as I’ve written about personal finance for several years is that there is no one “right” way to do anything. For the most part, it’s about coming up with an approach to personal finance that works for you. In many cases, your approach to personal finance depends [...]

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Planning to Have a Money Talk? Avoid these 4 Times

by Miranda Marquit April 25, 2014

Many of us know that it’s important to talk about money with a partner. Whether you are having “the money talk” for the first time as you prepare to move in together or marry, or whether you have combined your finances and you just checking in regularly, it helps to choose the right time to have [...]

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What Do You Know About Your Partner’s Finances?

by Miranda Marquit April 21, 2014

One of the most important things you can do for your finances is to talk to a potential partner about their situation. If you are going to combine households and finances, you need to know what you’re getting into. But how much should you know? And when should you know it? Here are some things [...]

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Are You “Shoulding” Yourself?

by Miranda Marquit March 14, 2014

I’ve long been a proponent of the idea that you need to set financial priorities that make sense for you and your situation, rather than trying to keep up with Joneses. One of the concepts related to this idea is one that I was introduced to by Jill Beirne Davi, a certified personal coach and the [...]

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